Rainfall amounts and patterns for the past three months have been similar to those seen throughout the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) before Hurricane Irma in 2017, but 2018 groundwater levels have been quite different. As of the first of September 2018 in the SRWMD, 41% of SRWMD’s network of Floridan Aquifer wells with records extending back to the mid 1970’s were at or above the 90th percentile. At the same time in 2017, only 5% of our wells had levels at or above the 90th percentile. In late August four District wells reached record levels. Check out the attached graphic for a side-by-side comparison of groundwater levels for 2017 and 2018.